Richard Goodwin, Andjana Pachkova, Matthew Gorgula, Alexandra Mowday (and Wendy Arnold) in Byron for the launch of their exhibtion Five Lone Goats on Cezanne's mountain.
They come together from the studio they share in Sydney’s Balmain. They use different media, they have different styles … indeed they have different goals in making art. However, each shares the connection of Cezanne’s legacy and the metaphor of Mont Saint-Victoire that he so obsessively depicted. These five contemporary Sydney artists ‘are linked by nothing less than the end of the modernist dream.’
Cezanne, the forefather of modern art, painted Mont Saint-Victoire in southern France more than 60 times. One hundred and fourteen years after his death artists still grapple with Cezanne’s radical visual thinking and reinterpretation of reality. Cezanne’s mountain, possibly the best known in the history of art, is both an enduring inspiration to artists and an anachronistic paradigm some seek to escape.